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Volsung 2024.1 help and support

Volsung is Seequent’s advanced geothermal modelling and simulation software that is shaping the future of geothermal energy.

Volsung simulates the geothermal process from underground reservoirs to surface networks, integrating advanced capabilities such as microgravity and subsidence forecasts, tracer modelling, Monte Carlo analysis, and GPU parallel processing. These tools provide a greater insight into your geothermal asset, empowering users to make well-informed, data-driven decisions to optimize system performance.

We’re pleased to introduce Volsung 2024.1, the inaugural release under Seequent. This release includes stability enhancements and help and support links to We urge users to update to the latest version for improved performance and to continue using Volsung to its full potential. Read the Release Notes to learn more. 

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Getting started

Get setup with your Volsung or Gudrun license, download example projects and watch tutorials.

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Download example projects

Get started by downloading a generic wellbore system or a project that uses a Leapfrog model as the input for the numerical model.

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Watch tutorials

Explore tutorials to get started on creating simple 2D and 3D reservoir models, or gain an understanding of well performance.


Read research papers

Access research papers on geothermal modelling with Volsung.

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System requirements

Learn about the computer specifications needed to run Volsung.

System requirements

Supported data/formats

Learn about the data types and formats compatible with Volsung.

Data types/formats

Open source library

Some of the libraries which Volsung is built on require us to make their source code available to users, for example under an LGPL license. Most users will never require these files. Use the links below to download the source code of the libraries:
Please contact us if you wish to alter libraries according to their respective license conditions and we will support you in your efforts.


Linux (Ubuntu and its Derivative Distros)

Note: If you’re new to Linux and want to try out Volsung’s exceptional NVIDIA GPU acceleration we recommend you try out the Linux Mint distribution with the Cinnamon window manager. You can test run Linux by installing the system on a second hard drive using dual boot or you can even run it on a large USB flash drive. The license files which we distribute will work under both Windows and Linux.

For the installation first ensure that your package repositories are up-to-date:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
$ sudo apt install libxcb-xinerama0 dbus-x11

If you plan to use GPU accelerated computing please correctly install your NVIDIA GPU first and ensure that the correct NVIDIA driver (version 460 or higher) is installed on your system. If you install a GPU later on you may need to reinstall Volsung.

Next run the downloaded installer binary from the command line:

$ chmod +x ./volsung-online-installer
$ sudo ./volsung-online-installer

Note if you do not have all required system packages installed then a terminal will pop up to install these missing packages.

SNAP Installation for Linux

For non-Ubuntu based Linux distributions you can install Volsung directly from the SNAP store. Please follow the instructions there.

Go to Snap Store

One small drawback of using Volsung as a SNAP installation is that it does not fully integrate into your desktop environment; i.e. you need to manually set the file associations so that double-clicking a file will open the corresponding Volsung application. How you do this depends on the desktop environment you are using; if you are using open desktop you can use the following scripts:

$ /snap/volsung/current/bin/install-icons
$ /snap/volsung/current/bin/install-mime-types

Note SNAP installations are maintenance free and will upgrade automatically when a newer version of Volsung becomes available.

Volsung python modules

We provide Python modules for interaction with Volsung model input/outputs. They can be used query model outputs of interest, for example to generate custom reports. Some modules also allow you to generate model input files (for example for Gudrun) using the Python API or to query the Volsung internal steam tables (Signy).
The modules are accessible from gitlab; please follow the download and installation instructions there.
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Offline installers

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